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October 1980

Eyelid Tumors and Renal Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center (Drs Stewart and Spencer) and Kaiser-Permanente Medical Group (Dr Hamilton), San Francisco; and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine (Drs Nicholson and Tenzel).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(10):1771-1772. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040623006

• The high incidence of malignant neoplasms in renal transplant recipients and other immunosuppressed patients is well recognized. A large proportion of these neoplasms are skin cancers. The frequent occurrence of other ocular complications, such as cataract, elevated intraocular pressure, hypertensive retinopathy, cytomegalovirus retinitis, and herpetic keratitis in patients after kidney transplant. has also been described. This report pre sents the clinical and histopathologic features of eyelid involvement by keratoacanthoma and squamous cell carcinoma in two patients after renal transplantation and alerts ophthalmologists to the potential for this association.

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